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    Question about the interjections~

    Hey, everybody~

    what's the interjection used when one wants to show a feeling of satisfaction, like having had a great meal, or smelling the fragrant flowers~
    It's a sound like "hummmmm", but as far as I know, this word carries very different meanings.
    So, would someone please give me an usually used one in this situation?

    Thanks in advance!

    ps, I would like to know more interjections the native English speakers daily used, because when I talk with my friends on MSN, I really find myself a lack of these simple but expressive words!

    or Would you please tell me supply me with some web site where I can find these stuffs?

    Thanks a lot!!
    Last edited by Marrisa; 07-Aug-2005 at 12:57.

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    Default Re: about the interjections~

    Probably 'Mmmm'.

    I do not like interjections in general, however: they are, as the name implies, thrown into the communication for the lack of proper language use. If I were you, I would save them for spoken communication and writing of dialogue.
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    Default Re: about the interjections~

    I'd use 'Mmmm' too, with rising intonation, but like Mr Micawber, I'd keep them for spoken speech- they often require intonation.

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    Arrow Re: about the interjections~

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber
    Probably 'Mmmm'.

    I do not like interjections in general, however: they are, as the name implies, thrown into the communication for the lack of proper language use. If I were you, I would save them for spoken communication and writing of dialogue.
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    Thanks for your help~

    yeah, the name of interjection has the implication you metioned, but, as far as I've learned(but i'm a Chinese, anyway), it also conveys strong emotion~
    For example, if my friend types "Whoopee!" on the MSN's screen, there's no more word like "wonderful" needed, when I just know what he means, and much more casual and much more like things between friends~

    Marrisa^^

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    Arrow Re: about the interjections~

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'd use 'Mmmm' too, with rising intonation, but like Mr Micawber, I'd keep them for spoken speech- they often require intonation.
    Ah~~

    Thanks a lot~~

    I forgot the problem of intonation~
    Maybe sometimes it really causes a trouble in understanding~~

    Thanks~

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    So, where can I find more information about the usage of interjection?

    Many thanks~

    Marrisa^^

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